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Beef Industry / Mad Cow Disease #744680

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Mabton, Washington: John Blackstone) The investigation in Washington state into the cow with mad cow disease reviewed; details given about cattle feed. [American Feed & Supply Store Ted MEIER†- comments on tracing the cattle feed; states people will be scared.] [Consumer activist John STAUBER†- says slaughterhouse waste is being turned into feed.] CBS affiliate video of the Midway plant taking in sick "downer" cows for slaughter shown. [Cattle rancher Bob THOUDY†- talks about the business.]

(Studio: John Roberts) The drop in beef industry prices & stock noted.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The impact of mad cow on the beef business examined; map shown of countries banning American beef. [Alaron Trading Co. Chuck LEVITT†- says it will be devastating for the market.] [Texas Cattlemen's Assn. Matt BROCKMAN†- comments on assuring the consumer about beef safety.] The critical question of whether one sick cow was kept out of the food chain or not noted. [In the market, CONSUMER - wonders.]

Roberts, John;
Blackstone, John;
Andrews, Wyatt

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